They Are Good Enough for Uncle Sam: How Woven Polypropylene Bags Can Serve Your Business

They Are Good Enough for Uncle Sam: How Woven Polypropylene Bags Can Serve Your Business

They Are Good Enough for Uncle Sam: How Woven Polypropylene Bags Can Serve Your Business

Manufacturers of bulk items like grain, sand, corn, pet food, and bird seed have long been troubled with the dilemma of how best to package their product for maximum consumer appeal, while simultaneously protecting it from outside elements. In recent years, packaging manufacturers have answered these frustrations by developing a product specifically designed to eliminate some of the drawbacks of large, multi-wall paper sacks that can weaken and break down over time.

Woven polypropylene bags consist of thousands of strands of plastic woven together to form a fabric-like sheet that is very strong and extremely durable, capable of carrying well over fifty pounds without any problems. They are also extremely stable, and rarely will they rip or burst when dropped. The bags are most commonly used in the agricultural and manufacturing industries to hold animal feed, sand, produce, minerals, chemicals, fertilizers, cement, coffee, sugar, flour, rice, and much more. The b ags can be custom printed with a logo or instructions and come in a variety of sizes. They can also be readily customized with gussets, anti-slip coatings, laminations, and treated to be UV-resistant.

In fact, the durability and versatility of woven polypropylene bags has not gone unnoticed and even Uncle Sam has taken an interest in them. The U.S. State Department uses the bags in a variety of different applications, among them being for the Department of Agriculture (USDA), who utilizes the bags to house different food items that are then distributed to the citizens of countries suffering from drought or famine. The bags are also used extensively as sand bags, which are frequently employed by the U.S. military to serve as front line defense barriers or as temporary flood retaining walls.

Because woven polypropylene bags are made from plastic, they are inherently water-resistant and will not smudge, sag, or get soggy, so they will hold up over a long period of t ime. They are much less likely to rip on impact or burst when dropped (a crucial factor in the distribution of food aid items). They are also incredibly strong, able to hold anywhere from 75 to 150 pounds in one bag alone.

If woven polypropylene bags are strong enough to help defend our country, just think of the possibilities they can offer you and your business.

David Marinac


American Built Containment Systems (ABC Systems) is the only company that custom designs specialty packaging via the Internet without having to meet with a customer face-to-face. This allows them to respond faster than any other company at the total lowest cost.

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